Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested Mr. George Turnah, a godson of former President Goodluck Jonathan, over alleged possession of N2 billion.
The 33 years old Turnah was said to be at large when the men of the EFCC stormed his gold-plated fenced house along the Ogbia town over two weeks ago, News Punch had earlier reported
It was gathered from highly-placed sources at the commission according to New Telegraph that Turnah was arrested in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
Turnah is a former Special Adviser to ex-Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Dan Abia.
The source, who spoke in confidence with our correspondent, said investigation into private and company accounts allegedly linked to Turnah, revealed cash deposits in excess of N2 billion.
It was further gathered that “useful documents” were recovered from his houses in Port Harcourt and Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.
According to one of the sources, “A former Special Adviser to Mr. Dan Abia, erstwhile Managing Director of the NDDC, George Turnah, has been arrested by operatives of the EFCC. “He was arrested in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in connection with alleged possession of funds running into N2 billion, suspected to be funds siphoned from the NDDC while serving there as an Adviser.
“Turnah, widely believed to be a godson of former President Goodluck Jonathan, served in the NDDC between 2012 and 2015.
The source added that: “Preliminary investigations by the EFCC threw up deposits made in his personal and company bank accounts in excess of N2 billion. A search conducted in his houses in Port Harcourt and Yenagoa, yielded useful documents. “Turnah has made useful statements to the EFCC and will be arraigned as soon as investigations are concluded.”